Bhutan–South Korea Friendship offer was launched recently by Tourism Council of Bhutan to mark the 30th anniversary of diplomatic relations between these two countries. Tourists from South Korea can plan their visit to Bhutan during the months of June, July, and August during which they are exempted from payment of minimum daily package rate of US$ 200 per day; they will only have to pay the government royalty of US$ 65 per day, plus the actual logistic services like hotel room, meals, transportation, guide and any applicable taxes. Airlines and hotels will offer big discounts ranging from 30-50% during this period.

What is the Bhutan – Korea Friendship Offer?

It is a one-time special offer that allows all South Korean nationals to visit Bhutan in June, July and August by availing the following:

  1. Visitors may choose not to pay all-inclusive mandatory minimum daily package rate of US$ 200 per person per night. Instead, they will pay only government royalty of US$ 65 per person per night.
  2. Visitors can avail 30% discount fare on Druk Air & Bhutan Airlines.
  3. Visitors can avail up to 50 % discounts in Hotels.
  4. Visitors have flexibility / choice of services.
  5. Visitors do not have to pay F.I.T surcharge of US$40 per person per night and US$ 30 each for two persons

Terms and conditions:

  1. The offer is valid from 1st June 2017 – 31st August 2017.
  2. The offer is for nationals of the Republic of Korea.
  3. Visitors should book their trip through a licensed Bhutanese tour operator.

Some Highlight Events in June, July and August 2017

Following are some of the highlight events Korean visitors can witness during their visit to Bhutan. There are many more such interesting events happening during the summer months of June, July and August.

The Royal Bhutan Flower Exhibition [4 – 8 June 2017]

Location: Ugyen Pelri Palace, Paro

The Royal Bhutan Flower Exhibition was instituted to commemorate the Birth Anniversary of Her Majesty the Queen first held in April 2015. It was initiated by His Majesty the King to promote floriculture and tap the talents of Bhutanese people in creating beautiful landscape and for the people to witness it with their families.

Haa Summer Festival [5 – 6 July 2017]

Location: Haa is a district near Paro & Thimphu in Western Bhutan.

The Haa summer festival is a lively and uplifting celebration of traditional / nomadic yak herders lifestyles displayed through unique Bhutanese cuisine, traditional sports and religious provides insight into the lives and traditions of Bhutan’s nomadic herders. Visitors can experience home stays and enjoy the hospitality of the local people of Haa Valley.

Matsutake Mushroom Festival [15 – 16 August 2017]

Location: Genekha, Thimphu

During the festival, the native mushroom and other local products, cultural programs by the school & local community will be showcased. The objective of the festival is to create awareness on the sustainable harvesting of the local mushroom and enjoy the organic natural flavors of our nature.